Sept. 11, 2009
IOWA CITY, IA - - The 17th-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team lost to Virginia Commonwealth Friday, 3-2, at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes fall to 1-4 on the season with the loss.
The Rams struck first at the 12:05 mark as Lindsay Jones scored to give VCU a 1-0 advantage. Chelsea Hill was credited with an assist. Two minutes later, freshman Sarah Drake scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season to tie the score at one. The first half would end tied 1-1.
Freshman Grace Dolfi scored her first career goal in the 49th minute, giving the Black and Gold a 2-1 lead. The Rams would answer at the 57:03 mark. Kelsey Scherrer slammed in a goal from close range to tie the game at two.
With eight minutes remaining, Scherrer struck again to give the Rams a 3-2 advantage. The VCU defense held Iowa in check the rest of the way and sealed the victory.
The Hawkeyes face Stanford Sunday at Grant Field. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. Admission is free.
GAME SUMMARY VCU 1 2 3 IOWA 1 1 2
VCU Lindsay Jones (Chelsea Hill) 12:05/1st IOWA Sarah Drake (unassisted) 14:05/1st IOWA Grace Dolfi (unassisted) 48:48/2nd VCU Kelsey Scherrer (Meg Neylon) 57:03/2nd VCU Kelsey Scherrer (unassisted) 61:52/2nd
Shots - Iowa 15, VCU 8 Penalty Corners - Iowa 10, VCU 4 Saves - Kathleen McGraw (Iowa) 4; Megan Botteri (VCU) 7